Originally posted by Wisconsin49erfan:Admittedly, it is the same mentality/strategy that Justin Smith uses on the interior of the defensive line.
Everyone in the trenches employs that strategy all game long. Haven't you ever heard the old saying that there is holding on every play? But grabbing and impeding a WRs ability to run a route is a lot more blatant and easily noticed by even the most casual fan. The problem is, everyone can see it but the Refs just aren't calling it. Even Troy Aikman in the Seattle game was asking for the Refs to throw more flags. They are just mugging people and not even getting their heads around. They just don't care, they are blatantly challenging the refs to throw the flag and they aren't doing it.
I think the refs should start warning players and if they keep blatantly ignoring the rules then they should be ejected and suspended for un-sportsman like conduct! The NFL could easily fix this but they just choose to ignore it all together.